More than 60,000 women entrepreneurs and business owners in Malaysia have benefited from the various programmes made available by Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) and its agencies.
A total of 60,719 women entrepreneurs, to date, have participated in programmes organized MEDAC and it agencies, namely National Entrepreneurship Institute (INSKEN), SME Corp. Malaysia (SME Corp) and Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNS), which were mainly focused on capacity building and entrepreneurial skills development programmes.
Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the ministry is indeed committed in assisting women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses, which accounts for 20 per cent of the country’s SME businesses.
He said these business owners should take full advantage of the various assistance, incentives and programmes made available by MEDAC and its agencies to remain competitive in today’s challenging business environment.
“We are now living in post Covid-19 era. Lots of things around us are changing and we have to accept and adapt to the new norm. In business, it is all about survival of the fittest.
“Entrepreneurs need to continuously equip themselves with new knowledge and skills not only for their businesses survival but also to take advantage of the many new opportunities,” he said.
Among the programmes for women entrepreneurs conducted by MEDAC this year, via its agencies, include Women Netpreneur, Micro Connector and Creative Sewing Training Workshop (SME Corp); Online Onboarding Coaching Programme, INSKEN Coaching-Mentoring Programme, Agri-Coaching and Industry Development Programme, INSKEN Business Training, Kursus Asas Keusahawanan, INSKEN e-BizClinic and INSKEN Documention Review (INSKEN); and Successful Women Entrepreneurship Engagement Talents (PNS).